What we're all about
We are a non-denominational Christian organization. We believe that by being a positive force for good in the world we can be a better representation of Christianity and spread the faith through actions rather than just through words, we affectionately call this "applied ministry".
It is our belief and our goal that in order to have an impact on the world we need to be out in it serving others, doing good, and living out our faith every single day. We want to show people what Christianity is all about and why a relationship with Jesus is such a wonderful thing.
To accomplish this goal we seek to go out into the world, serving both on a local and global scale. Our organization is structured around this principle.
The Central Aid Agency Christian Service Army (Central Aid Agency, or just C.A.A. for short) is a Christian 501 (c)(3) nonprofit non-governmental organization (NGO) with five main areas of focus:
Our organization uses a military style structure and terminology that we've tailored to our needs and mission. We also utilize a rank system for our personnel, and we wear uniforms. The uniforms we wear depend on what we're doing. Our organization is made up of designated commands, branches, programs, and units that each focus on specific aspects of our overall mission.
The Central Aid Agency first became a registered non-profit organization in January of 2010, but had been conducting regular operations since early 2008. The concept that later became the Central Aid Agency had been around for many years prior to it becoming an official non-profit organization, and was inspired in part by great service organizations like the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Salvation Army, and the Red Cross.
Incident Command System
The Central Aid Agency implements Incident Command System (ICS) within its organizational and command structure. ICS is an effective way of organizing operations and allows better integration with other agencies. C.A.A. personnel within different roles are required to be trained to different levels of ICS proficiency, with personnel involved in Emergency Response operations having the highest training requirements. All Commissioned Officers and NCO's, regardless of assignment, are required to complete basic training in ICS.